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FujiFilm FinePix S1 Pro

alaTest has collected and analyzed 124 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the design and usability are generally positive. The image quality and color also get good opinions, whereas there are some critical opinions about the screen and flash. Views are divided on the build quality.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital SLR Cameras the FujiFilm FinePix S1 Pro is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Fujifilm FinePix S1 Pro


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Fujifilm FinePix S1 Pro SLR


Early in 2000 Nikon introduced the D1 digital camera and the world of professional digicams would never be the same. Before the D1 came on the scene only working photojournalists or the rich and famous could afford the benefits of a high performance SLR d

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Fujifilm FinePix S1 Pro


Back on January 31st FujiFilm announced the S1 Pro, people ooh-ed and ahh-ed at the specifications, 6.13 megapixels, accepts Nikon F-mount lenses, ISO from 320 to 1600 support for CF Type II and SmartMedia with an estimated street price of just US$3,500.

Excellent colour ; Great resolution and detail definition (if you consider the 3 megapixel CCD) ; Good metering, good dynamic range, careful internal processing ; Good white balance, custom preset white balance ; Ability to control internal processing...

6.1 megapixel label is confusing, should be seen as a very good 3 megapixel digtal SLR ; No RAW CCD format (difficult because of the honeycomb pattern?) ; ISO 320 and maximum shutter speed of 1/2000s limits available apertures in bright light ; Noise...

Look out boys, FujiFilm are in town and they mean business.


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Fuji FinePix S1 Pro Digital Camera Review: Intro and Highlights


Fuji has long been a player in the digicam arena, creating a line of popular consumer-level models over the last couple of years. From the email we receive, it's apparent that they've been very successful in doing so, as we consistently note a "happy"...

Resolution was very good on the S1, and despite Internet arguments against the concept of interpolation in generally, we strongly feel that the in-camera interpolation adds at least a slight amount of resolution over the uninterpolated 2304 x 1536...

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Fujifilm FinePix S1 Pro


I have over 40 years experience with film cameras ranging from most 35's to Speed Graphics by way of Mamiya and Rollei etc., and got into digitals in the early 2000's using Sony and Olympus products to photograph geological sites and samples for...

One of the first things I bought for it was a Sensor Swab/Eclipse kit. Haven't needed it yet, but it's there. 'Nuff said ; It takes three different battery types. You know this. Live with it. They're all cheaply available online, and it doesn't use...

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Owners Opinion: Fujifilm FinePix S1 Pro (Stoker98, 25 Jul 05)


This was my first DSLR. I have now upgraded to an S2. I would not recommend upgrading unless you need more resolution. This is a great camera. It is very easy to use and produces images that are better than more recent DSLR's such as the Nikon D70 (I...

Lack of a clip on LCD protector ; Camera controls are a bit basic, being based on an F60 body. This is an irritation rather than a problem

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Owners Opinion: Fujifilm FinePix S1 Pro (Carl Maiorino, 18 Feb 03)


Well, after shooting several thousand images with this camera, I am impressed. The image quality is marevelous. Even at the 1.3 megapixel setting I can generate a 10" print with no pixelation. Noise is well within tolerances, even at ISO 1600. The...

There tends to be a slight green cast on the background when I shoot on a white background, although the model and her clothing are almost perfect. I don't like the magnet that keeps the card compartment door closed. Jiggle it just a little and you get...

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Owners Opinion: Fujifilm FinePix S1 Pro (Gurinder Punn, 22 Dec 02)


Had it for about 2 years now and used it many different environments from landscapes to sports to product brochure shots. It's one of the most user-firendly cameras I have ever used. The image quality is fantastic and I usually print at A3 or large...

Biggest problem ---- Dust on CCD and the wildly varying solutions avaliable ; Wish the download time on the Raw Tiff settings was a little quicker ; Not all lenses are work on this cameara so be caeful

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Owners Opinion: Fujifilm FinePix S1 Pro (Ian Jebbett, 18 Oct 02)


As a critical Professional, I bought the S1 with some aprehension. I needn't have worried, it lived up to its promises and has become a constant companion. I can forgive all the minor quibbles because from new, it has delivered the goods without fail....

The inevitable dust on the sensor from time to time, easily removed using air jet or PhotoShop. If you have removable lenses, you have to accept this

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Owners Opinion: Fujifilm FinePix S1 Pro (AMBER RATISSEAU, 30 Sep 02)


Great camera for the money. Have used S1 intensely for over four months in formal studio settings and on locations. Very versatile.

1 issue is dust on CCD which is impossible to prevent no matter how careful one is ... especially when shooting on white backgrounds and/or humid conditions. Three week turnaround to have Fuji correct this issue which will return without fail. If any...

Product Specifications

Experience the adventure of taking remarkable shots with digital camera! The FinePix S1 Pro has a 1.1-inch Super CCD sensor that delivers ultra-high resolution 3042 x 2016-pixel images files. Other features include a 1.5 frames / second burst rate (up to five frames), so you may depict the development of an event, adjustable ISO sensitivity of 320 / 400 / 800 / 1600, so you won't be caught unprepared to any weather or light conditions, shutter speeds from 30 to 1 / 2000 seconds and both SmartMedia and CompactFlash Type II card slots for high storage capacity. This camera is compatible with AF Nikkor and AI-P-type Nikkor lenses (approximately 1.5x focal length in 35 mm format equivalent). The kit includes FinePix S1 Pro Camera, Pro Battery Kit (High Speed NiMH Charger, 8x AA NiMH Batteries, 2x CR123A, 2x CR2025 Lithium-Ion Batteries) and 340mb IBM MicroDrive (Drive, Carry Case and PC Card Reader).

Audio Input

Type: None


Battery Form Factor:Standard form factor
Supported Battery Form Factor:AA

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Pop-up flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:SLR
Supported Flash Memory:CompactFlash / SmartMedia

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2in
Diagonal Size (metric):5.1cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Auto mode lock / Landscape / Macro / Night mode / Portrait mode / Sports mode/Landscape / Macro / Night mode / Portrait mode / Sports mode

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SmartMedia card
Storage Capacity:16MB


Model:S1 PRO
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Fujifilm FinePix

Lens System

Lens for SD:Body only
Type: None



Optical Sensor

Interpolated Resolution:6.1Megapixel
Optical Sensor Size:15.6 x 23.3mm
Optical Sensor Size (metric):15.6 x 23.3 mm
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:3.2Megapixel

Optical Viewfinder

Type:Fixed eye-level pentaprism

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Zoom:19
ISO (Max):1600
Light Sensitivity:ISO 1600 / ISO 320 / ISO 400 / ISO 800
Media Type:Hard disk drive
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode
Still Image Format:JPEG / TIFF
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type:Optical